Naz Reid Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

Naz Reid enters the draft after finishing his one-and-done freshman season averaging 13.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 0.9 APG, 0.7 SPG, 0.7 BPG, and 2.5 TOPG on shooting splits of 47/33/73. Here is his full scouting report:

Name: Naz Reid

Height/Weight: 6’9 ½ / 256

Wingspan/ standing reach: 7’1/ 9’1

Hand size: 9.25

Position: F

College/ country: LSU

Tools: Shooting, frame, guard skill

Pros:

  • High shooting upside
  • Strong build
  • Aggressive rebounder
  • Can put the ball on the floor- tight handle versus pressure
  • Good passer out of the post- finds cutters well

Cons:

  • Needs to speed up shot
  • Slow footed vs guards on switches- sometimes shows bursts of lateral quickness
  • Projects to be a subpar defender
  • Subpar athlete

Overall: Naz Reid is a unique, yet somewhat polarizing prospect, that has high-level guard skills and extensive 3 point range. While he didn’t consistently perform to the expectation of his top 20 recruit status, Reid showed flashes of his potential NBA skillset in having a tight handle for a power forward against pressure, as well as taking 3s from NBA range with ease. On top of that, he has good vision on the move and is able to find shooters well. Despite averaging double the turnovers to assists in college, the tools are there to make realistic improvements. Reid has shown the ability to dribble well vs tight pressure, which is a highly uncommon trait in collegiate power forwards. On the other end, the biggest flaws in Naz Reid’s game are almost exclusively on the defensive end. Reid is inconsistent as a perimeter defender in terms of staying in front of slashers and can oftentimes be heavy-footed against dynamic shot creators. While Reid has a good frame, he is only a mild athlete, which has burned him several times on both ends.

NBA Comparison: Floor: Dragan Bender ; ceiling: Marcus Morris

Projected draft range: 22-51

Fit with Mavs:

Reid would be a good fit on the Mavs simply due to his unique role. The Mavs likely wouldn’t need to have him play meaningful minutes right away, so he can continue developing his feel for the game and jump shot mechanics. Reid would project best as a bench scorer for Dallas. His jump shot would compliment a lineup with Doncic and the bench as a catch and shoot stretch 4. While the Mavs would sacrifice defense with Reid on the court, the Mavs can afford to swing for his high upside offensive abilities. If the Mavs aim for upside at 37, Reid should be a primary option.

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